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# Iowa Test 3rd Grade Sample Questions

The Third grade ITBS was designed to build on the second grade test while also highlighting the more advanced nature of the exam questions. This skill progression is especially apparent in sections such as reading comprehension. The more complicated text and comprehension questions require the student to pay close attention to the sequence of events, context clues and important vocabulary. Additionally, the vocabulary subtest requires that the student be able to match visual clues to vocabulary, identify the meaning of words and understand grammatical rules.

The math section highlights critical skills such as fractions, addition, subtraction, geometry and word problems. The math subtests encompasses an array of different quantitative problems that require the student to be as prepared as possible.

As you are going through the practice questions, you will observe that each test level within the ITBS consists of a series of subtests. Sections in the ITBS for third to eighth grade (levels 9-14) include:

• Vocabulary test
• Word Analysis (3rd grade, level 9 only)
• Listening (3rd grade, level 9 only)
• Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage and Expression
• Mathematics Concepts and Estimation, Problem Solving, Date Interpretation, Computation and Social Studies
• Science
• Sources of Information (Maps, Diagrams, Reference Materials)

### 1.) Language (Capitalization)

For this next group of questions, read the first 3 lines to yourself. You will notice that there may be a mistake in capitalization. If there is a mistake, mark the circle in front of the line that contains the capitalization mistake. If there is not a mistake, fill in the circle that reads “no errors.”

We went to the best chocolate shop
on my trip to paris. You’ve never seen
such fancy bon bons in your life.
no errors

### 2.) Math

What is the next number in the pattern?
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21…

a) 24
b) 25
c) 28
d) 30

Look at the picture. Below the picture are incomplete sentences that describe what is happening in the picture. Read each sentence and choose the answer that completes the sentence in a way that describes what is happening in the picture.

a) tent        b) an umbrella        c) sign        d) a canopy

### 4.) Social Studies and Science

Mark the picture that shows a form of transportation people use that protects the environment.

### 5.) Sources of Information

These practice questions use cards, dictionaries, table of contents and maps. Read the instructions that come before the images, then answer the questions by looking back at the image above the questions.

Look at the map below. It is a map of a school fair. Answer the questions below by looking at the map.

On which wall is Used Clothing?

a) South and East
b) South and West
c) North and East

1.) 2, Paris

2.) c.

3.) b, Umbrella

4.) 1

5.) a

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